The History of Fun
The History of Fun
Polygon
The History of Fun explores the hidden backstories behind the things you enjoy. This season, we’re diving into the amazing origins of your favorite holiday traditions. Join Polygon’s Russ Frushtick, Allegra Frank, and Chris Plante each week as they embark on a new quest to uncover these common-yet-mysterious customs. Produced by Polygon and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
The War on Christmas: A Brief History (Season Finale)
There is a war. It's been going on for hundreds of years. And there's only one victim: CHRISTMAS. Chris Plante dives deep into The War on Christmas. Where it started, why it started, and out frickin' ridiculous it is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2018
55 min
Dreidel and Hannukah: A Brief History
Join us for another episode of The History of Fun! This week we're looking into the fascinating origins of the dreidel of Hannukah.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2018
53 min
The Yule Lads & Yule Cat of Iceland: A Brief History
A brief history of The Yule Lads and The Yule Cat of Iceland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 9, 2018
40 min
Black Friday: A Brief History
A brief history of Black Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 2, 2018
47 min
Krampus, the Anti-Santa: A Brief History
A brief history of Krampus, the anti-Santa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2018
40 min
Presidential Turkey Pardon: A Brief History
A brief history of the Presidential Turkey Pardon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2018
32 min
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: A Brief History
A brief history of The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2018
54 min
Trick or Treating: A Brief History
Chris Plante dives deep into the fascinating origins of Trick or Treating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 4, 2018
47 min
Mischief Night before Halloween: A Brief History
A brief history of Mischief Night, the night before Halloween Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2018
31 min
Coming soon: Holiday Traditions
We're excited to announce that we're doing an extra special second season of The History of Fun, all about the origins of our favorite holiday traditions. Trick or treating! Krampus! The Icelandic Yule Cat! Season 2 of The History of Fun will kick off on Monday, October 29. See you then! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2018
1 min
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